Well; mostly I was thinking of my vaylen-human FoN relationship. He’s the Forged Lord of the slavist planet, he’s sterile so he’s concerned about his legacy; she’s a vaylen scientist bringing in the promise of a clone-child as succesor in private and a general improvement of the livestock in public (and of course, the secret agenda of planetary conquest, as vaylen).
I was planning a building scene in which she could convince the FoN to provide some slaves for general labour, so secretly she would get a mukhadish body to jump into in case of need.
Of course, this is not trying to weasel in a new body: there’s a lot here that could go wrong (mostly convincing the guy and subduing the slave). The resource roll could be bypassed by using the perks GM FoNs get, but then it struck me that it wouldn’t exactly be the same as your standard purchase (in fact, I have no idea how to pay for it if using that rule…) Hence, the question.
But also because my players will, sooner or later, think about buying some grunt bull to do the dirty work for themselves…
Right now, besides Resources roll, I’m thinking I should stick together the circling of the salesman with the kind of slave they get. So maybe if it’s a failure, it’s not the salesman who’s against you: it’s the slave you bought that’s gonna plot to kill you and join the underground slave liberation network… or be a completely useless mukhadish. And if my FoNs buy it paying straight points, I’d charge it as circles point cost: 1 for a wild, unpredictable Mukhadish, 2 for a friendly, tamed one.
What do you think? Am I breaking Burning Empires?